A PIPE BOMB rocked New York’s Port Authority bus terminal in midtown Manhattan injuring several people this morning.
The device was let off a by a suspected ISIS-inspired terrorist, named as 27-year-old Bangladeshi immigrant, Akayed Ullah – he had been in the U.S. for seven years.
The suspect strapped the device to his body using velcro before detonating it as he walked through the Port Authority Bus Terminal at 7.20am this morning.
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Former New York Police commissioner Bill Bratton has told MSNBC that the suspect was inspired by ISIS, a detail officials have yet to confirm.
Police have said the suspect suffered burns and wounds to his body after the bomb detonated.
Describing the device FBI spokesman John Miller said: “The device is based on a pipe bomb, it was fixed on his person and was a combination of Velcro and zip ties”
The man, who had reportedly been in the US for seven years and recently living in Brooklyn, is now in hospital under police custody.